Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 2:15pm
'If You Organize... You Can Win': After NY, Hopes Rise For More Fracking Bans
In the wake of New York's victory against fracking, many regions in North America faced with growing climate threats seem ready to follow the state's lead and ban the drilling practice altogether. Just days after Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a moratorium on fracking following an intensive...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:15pm
German Researchers Discover Security Flaw That Puts Worldwide Network at Risk
German researchers have discovered a new flaw in the global network known as Signalling System 7 (SS7), which could allow hackers and spies to intercept communications on a massive scale, the Washington Post reports . Due to be presented at a hacker conference in Hamburg this month, the research...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:30pm
Judge Exonerates 14-Year-Old Boy Executed in 1944
A judge on Wednesday vacated the conviction of George Stinney, Jr., who was executed in 1944 at 14 years old, making him the youngest person put to death in the United States in the 20th century. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen found "fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process" in Stinney's...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:15pm
Freedom Industries Owners Charged in West Virginia Chemical Spill
Four Freedom Industries owners and managers have been charged with federal violations for their part in the January chemical spill in West Virginia, which saw a large portion of the Elk River contaminated with more than 7,000 gallons of hazardous waste, contaminated the drinking water of 300,000...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:15am
US and Cuba to Restore Diplomatic Relations in Historic Overhaul
Update: Following Wednesday's momentous prisoner swap, U.S. officials said the country will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years, including re-opening of the American embassy in Havana which has been shuttered for nearly half a century. In a speech on...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 4:15pm
Israel Seeks US Block of Palestinian Bid at UN for Statehood
Palestinian officials have said they will push the United Nations Security Council to vote on a resolution on Wednesday to end the Israeli occupation by 2016. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his opposition to the move clear. During talks in Rome on Monday, Netanyahu said he would...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Bush 3.0? Jeb to 'Actively Explore' Presidential Run
Jeb Bush announced Tuesday morning that he will "actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States." The former governor of Florida and son of former President George H.W. Bush made the announcement on social media, posting messages to Twitter and Facebook that he had...
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:15pm
US Supreme Court Blocks Arizona's 'Dangerous and Misguided' Abortion Restriction
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked Arizona from enforcing a law that would severely restrict patient access to medical abortion pills. By refusing to hear (pdf) the state's appeal, the Court will prevent the law from going into effect, although the legislation will remain intact. Arizona's...
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:15am
National Lawyers Guild Challenges NYPD on Use of Sound Cannons Against Peaceful Protesters
The New York Police Department is being challenged by legal advocates for what they say was the department's use of untested, unregulated military-grade sound cannons during civil rights marches in Manhattan earlier this month. In a letter (pdf) sent to the office of Police Commissioner Bill...
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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:45am
Hunger, Homelessness on the Rise in Cities Nationwide: Report
Food insecurity and homelessness in cities around the country spiked in the past year, a new report released Thursday has found. According to the United States Conference of Mayors' annual Hunger and Homelessness Survey (pdf), 71 percent of the 25 cities surveyed saw an increase in requests for...
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